The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34067   Message #458300
Posted By: Nemesis
08-May-01 - 06:58 PM
Thread Name: Norma Waterson - information wanted
Subject: RE: Norma Waterson
Wonderfully talented? How HAS this woman got away with it for so long? Sorry, (you're all gonna hate me) but in my opinion Norma CANNOT sing. Interpret songs maybe - but that is NOT the same as singing ability hear June Tabor for that - awesome!)

I have listened very intently to a lot of Waterson stuff trying to fathom/analyse WHY she merits all these plaudits! I sat through the dreariest concert on Earth by Waterson/Carthy (at Bedales School) to see if LIVE made a difference - but, she cannot "sing"!

Yours unrepentantly, Challis